#WorldPoetryDay – Gentle Embrace – #Poetry of the #NaturalWorld

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Embrace

The Breath of Life Eternally Surrounds,

Tenderly Reaching,

Offering,

Holding us Ever Close.

Breathe Sweet in its Gentle Embrace,

And Live Kindly with Thankfulness.

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Beautiful Photograph found on The Presents of Presence on Facebook. Credit acknowledged to the original photographer. Thank You!

#WorldPoetryDay – The Face of the Moon

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The Face of the Moon- by-masKade

In the Vast congregation of Incorporeal Time,

These Dreams have shifted,

Incongruous Rhyme.

Filtering from Eternity like Shards of Glass,

And Heaven on both sides of me

Seems to Pass,

While I, Standing,

Waiting,

Neither Late, nor Too Soon,

Behold the Sweet Splendor Of the Face of the Moon.

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Beautiful Original Artwork by: by-masKade

#WorldPoetryDay – Sugared Sky – #Poetry of the #NaturalWorld

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Sugared Sky

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Sweet Sugared Sky
Candy Colours to Please the eye,
Scintillating
Captivating,
Awesome Beauty that makes me Sigh!

Spectacle of the Master’s Hand,
Artistry Beyond what I Understand,
Soul Inspiring,
Beautifully Beguiling,
Miraculous Wonder, Unspeakably Grand.

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Photograph of Aurora Borealis and the Milky Way in Iceland found on Pinterest

#WorldPoetryDay – Silence Breathing – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Rose Coloured Morning

Breathless Beauty Inspiring

Silence Breathing Deep

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see The Original Post from Day One

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Day 142 / 365

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Beautiful Photography by: Stevedeneef at photoshelter.com

#WorldPoetryDay – Quietly Be – #Inspirational #Spiritual #Poetry

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Quietly Be

OH the Beauty I See in You,
That You See in me,
Perfect
Transcending
Unity,
Abolishing this place in which we Breathe,
To Touch Your Love with mortal hands,
To Quietly BE
And Understand,
Your Love Surrounds when Dark is Night,
When Alone we Stand in Crowded Sight,
Whispers of Your Infinite Splendor,
Faith
Hope
To Tenderly Engender,
Yet to Linger in this Quiet room
Of Willing Grace Beyond the Earthly Tomb,
Like the cosmos Stretching,
Eternal
Unending
Heaven’s Love Tirelessly Bending,
To Touch the pain of man’s denial,
To Quietly BE
Without shame,
Without guile,
To See the Beauty only in You,
Shimmering
Hoping
Endlessly True.

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(*^‿^*) ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛…Happy World Poetry Day…~ ★* 。 ღ˛° 。✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫ (*^‿^*)

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Original Artwork by: Igor Zenin

#WorldPoetryDay – Star-Lit Refrain – #Poetry of the #NaturalWorld

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Starlit Refrain

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The Night Sings her Sweetest Song,

Symphony to my Breathless Spirit,

Transcending Peace through the Hours, Long,

As my Heart Waits, Spellbound, to Hear It.

Glorious Rapture of Star-lit Refrain,

Sing to me, Sweetly, Again and Again!

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(*^‿^*) ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛…Happy World Poetry Day…~ ★* 。 ღ˛° 。✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫ (*^‿^*)

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Beautiful Photograph found on: wallls.com

(*^‿^*) ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛…Happy World Poetry Day…~ ★* 。 ღ˛° 。✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫ (*^‿^*)

#WorldPoetryDay – Gentle Touch -#Inspirational #Poetry

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Lilly of the Valley

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Gentle Touch

Of Shimmering Light,

Guiding our steps along The Way;

Speaking Softly

Through Delicate Sight,

Empowering Messages to Convey.

Gentle Touch

Whispering Love,

Renewing the Soul and the Land;

Speaking Softly

From Heaven Above,

Blossoming Wisdom, imperceptibly Grand.

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(*^‿^*) ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛…Happy World Poetry Day…~ ★* 。 ღ˛° 。✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫ (*^‿^*)

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Beautiful Photograph found on Pinterest. Credit acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You!

 

#RomaticTuesday – Loves Intoxication – #DailyHaikuChallege

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Sighs thunder Within

Loves Sweet Intoxication

Yet only with You!

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see The Original Post from Day One

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Day 142 / 365

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Beautiful photograph found on Pinterest.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the original Photographer.  Thank You~

Crazy EZ Manicotti – #QuickandEasyRecipes

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Come on now, Admit it!  You love comfort food as much as the next person, regardless of how over-the-top not-so-healthy it may be.  After all, have you ever sat down at table set with a meal of delicious sauce, lots of melted cheese and pasta cooked to perfection and said “Oh, no thank you.” ?

Ok then, neither have I!  But while we are being honest, there are some pasta dishes that are easier than others, and, as a general rule, Manicotti is one of those in the Not-So-Easy category.  Until NOW!  Don’t believe me? HA, read on oh hungry one 🙂

What you will need:

1 box Manicotti – cooked until HALF done (If you cook the pasta completely it will tear as you try to stuff it) – drained

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14 String Cheeses ( I used Cheddar & Mozzarella)
1 lb pre-cooked chicken pieces

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1 2-Cup pkg Shredded Cheese
1 14 oz can/jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 14 oz can Petite diced tomatoes -drained lightly
1/2 cup chopped Fresh Basil
1 cup chopped Fresh Green Onion
Minced Garlic to taste (I used 1 heaping teaspoon of minced garlic from a jar)
salt & pepper to taste

What You Do:

In a large pot, combine the Spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, basil, green onion & garlic and heat through until the vegetables are softened.  Salt & Pepper sauce to your preference.

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Prepare a 13 x 9 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Place one string cheese and a piece or two of chicken into each manicotti shell.  Be careful not to over stuff them so that the pasta tears.

Arrange pasta into baking dish and cover with sauce.

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Chop remaining chicken into small pieces

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Spread chicken over top of the sauce and manicotti

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Sprinkle shredded cheese over the chicken.

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Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes – uncovered- until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

 

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Serve with salad, bread, Wine and try not to gobble it down in 30 seconds  🙂

~Morgan~

Traversing Eternity

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Eternity

Silence Sparkles in Charismatic Form,

Endowing the consciousness with Humility,

Reminding All From what we are Born,

As We Linger, Timeless, in Perpetuity.

Traversing Eternity in Glimmers and Thought,

Inspirational Blessing through the lens is Caught.

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Whispers Shimmer from Heaven Afar,

Outward and Inwardly Speaking,

Born of the Essence of Far Distant Star,

Belonging to All, While Endlessly Seeking.

Transcending Reality in Twinkling Light,

Beholding Life through the Glistering Night.

This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed from above.

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Photograph found on Pinterest. Credit Acknowledged to the Original Amazing Photographer. Thank You!

Determination Blossoms – #DailyHaikuChallenge – #Inspirational #Poetry

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Determination

Bold against adversity

Blossoms in all hours

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see The Original Post from Day One

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Day 141 / 365

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Beautiful photograph found on Pinterest.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the original Photographer.  Thank You~

A Humble Request – #ReadersChoice #Award

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When you write a book, you naturally hope it will be received well.  You honestly wish people will like it, maybe even love it; and perhaps in the process it may gain some measure of notable attention.  I felt the same when I pressed the publish button on Kindle Direct Publishing in April of 2014 in order to launch my dream Dark Fey The Reviled on its journey.

Today, I have received notification that it has been awarded it’s 5th award.  No, I promise Im not trumpeting my own tune. My point is merely to try to express the amazement and elation I continue to feel as this story that has taken my heart and soul continues to touch others and reach across divides.

So it is with all humility (and a keen sense of appreciation!) that I make this humble request.  If you enjoyed Dark Fey or if you enjoy my writing and care to support me, might you consider taking a moment to visit Golden Book Publishing and vote for Dark Fey The Reviled in their Fantasy Category for Reader’s Choice Award?

Thank You for sharing my excitement and Delight!

My Heartfelt Appreciation is Yours 🙂

 

~Morgan~

Poem: “Brown-eyed Green” (#guestblogger)

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It rises in the shadow of the sun,
body larger than a house,
eyes like summer leaves.
Hooves meet the ground,
cracking,
cobwebs set aflame,
nostrils flaring,
exhaling,
walls shaking,
inhaling,
panels breaking.

In the color of summer leaves,
I see brown,
hellish,
but no green.

 

A. R. Frederiksen is a recurring guest blogger here at BnV, and her own writing blog can be found here, where she dabbles in flashfiction/poetry and reflects over the ABCs of writing.

 

Echoes Speak – #DailyHaikuChallenge

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Echoes on the breeze

Speaking of lost Memory

Forgotten  Splendour

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To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see The Original Post from Day One

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Day 140 / 365

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Beautiful photograph found on Pinterest.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the original Photographer.  Thank You~